New OPTI Thigh Deboning System

Optimal yields delivered.
Worldwide!

Foodmate developed the Kneecap Separator (KCS) feature for the OPTI Thigh Deboner, as a solution to address staffing issues with the trimming of cartilage that stays on the meat after deboning.

Foodmate Dark Meat Deboning Systems

New OPTI Thigh Deboner

With kneecap separator (KCS)

Foodmate developed the Kneecap Separator (KCS) feature for the OPTI Thigh Deboner, as a solution to address staffing issues with the trimming of cartilage that stays on the meat after deboning. Due to an increasingly tight labor market, it is becoming more and more difficult to staff the trim tables and control trimmers’ performance; which can ultimately, in turn, represent a loss in product quality and yield.

The New OPTI Thigh Deboner

100 thighs per minute!

See OPTI Thigh Deboner in action

Capable of deboning 100 skinless or skin-on anatomical whole legs, thighs and drumsticks per minute, this system is so flexible that no additional parts or changes are required when switching between the various dark meat deboned products. Click on the play button below to see OPTI Thigh Deboner in action!

Finished product
NEW OPTI THIGH DEBONER WITH KCS

Kneecap? What kneecap?

The OPTI Thigh Deboner has been a very successful machine, with over 200 satisfied customers reporting significant yield improvement. The OPTI TD’s innovative scraper design and tendon cutting system give the meat a hand-cut appearance without shattering the bones. Adding the automated KCS does not impact meat quality and yields are very similar or sometimes even better then operations that manually trim.

The KCS can be installed on existing machines, or it can be integrated into a new thigh deboner. It is located underneath the meat scrapers and is cam and gear operated. Each meat scraper has a circular blade that comes from underneath the thigh bone to cut the tendons around the knee joint. After the tendons are cut, the meat scraper pulls the meat off the bone while leaving the kneecap attached to the bone.

Advantages

  • Improves yield
  • Allows for easy loading and operating
  • Eliminates bone shattering or fragmenting
  • Provides hand-cut meat appearance
  • Reduces trimming and inspection time
  • Increases output per person
  • Reduces labor with the all mechanical design
  • Reduces operating and maintenance costs

Technical Specifications

Capacity: 80-100 thighs per minute

Construction: Stainless steel 304 and FDA approved synthetics

Power consumption: 2,85 kW (Incl. deskinner) 3,40 kW)
One main connection to control panel

Cleaning: Designed for optimal cleaning to meet hygienic standards.

Machine Dimensions
Length: 5700 mm
Width: 1800 mm
Height: 2145 mm
Weight: approx. 2145 kg

Optimal yields delivered worldwide
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OPTI Thigh Deboners sold worldwide

Since the official introduction of the OPTI Thigh Deboner in 2011, Foodmate has successfully installed over 200 machines worldwide. Customers in the US, Canada, Korea, Australia, France, Poland, Turkey, Russia, Brazil and several other countries are profiting from significant yield improvements and labor savings as well as seeing improved thigh meat quality and increased shelf life.